Archive for March 11th, 2017

Orkney beat Shetland to Pentland Cup glory

Orkney’s ‘A’ badminton side beat their Shetland opponents today, winning 8-4 to lift the Pentland Cup. Continuing their fine recent form against Shetland, it was a nail-biting contest with most of the games going to three sets. The victory comes just weeks after Orkney ‘A’ beat Caithness, completing an inter-county double for the county’s badminton […]

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Win for ORFC at Livingston

Orkney’s rugby players won away to Livingston in an early kick-off today. A 13-50 bonus-point win heaped more misery on their opponents whose relegation from BT National League Division 3 is already confirmed. The victory sees Orkney remain eighth, however they cut the gap to seventh-placed RHC to four points. Orkney’s next game is an […]

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Orkney FC make history in 12-goal demolition

Orkney FC racked up their biggest ever win, putting 12 goals past a poor Inverness Athletic side in the Jock Mackay Cup. Orkney will now meet Halkirk United in the semi-finals in two weeks time. As the 12-1 scoreline suggests, it was complete domination from the home side, while the visitors simply offered feeble resistance against waves […]

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Breaking Barriers for youth mental health at Orkney Arts Theatre

Young people and mental health will be the focus of a youth arts performance event at the Orkney Theatre tonight,  Saturday. Breaking Barriers will feature music, inspirational readings, poetry, film and dance performances from local young people and community groups and organisations, giving them the opportunity to showcase their many talents. The audience will also be […]

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Consultation begins into power cable replacement

With work to replace three North Isles submarine cables due to take place soon, a six-week consultation on installation design and methods gets under way in Orkney next week. According to Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE) the power cables, which together measure 28km in length, are approaching the end of their operational life. The project […]

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